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Assistant Director of Communications and Web, Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Feb. 1, 2023
Title Assistant Director of Communications and Web, Graduate School of Education
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department GSE Marketing, Communications and Outreach
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Information Technology
    Communications/Public Relations

Position Summary

The Graduate School of Education is seeking a creative and highly motivated professional to help lead and translate the work of our faculty, staff, students and alumni and who will play an integral role in sharing our news and telling our inspiring stories across traditional and developing channels. The Assistant Director of Communications and Web will be a vital team member in a highly collaborative environment to support and elevate the global reputation of the school, engage strategic audiences and foster connections and affinity with our current student body, alumni, faculty, staff and other external communities. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, creative and eager to learn; thrive in a fast-paced, creative environment; and possess high-level organizational and project management skills and share our passion for and dedication to equity, diversity, justice and inclusion and the work related to our mission.

Under supervision of the Assistant Dean for Marketing and Director of Communications, the Assistant Director of Communications and Web will work to increase the public profile of the Graduate School of Education with key target audiences through the conception, production and deployment of communications collateral across all digital and traditional platforms. Specifically, this role will be charged with maximizing the school’s digital footprint through storytelling, email communication curation, event and program marketing, data management and website optimization.

Key areas of responsibility of include:
    • The Assistant Director will lead key communications efforts including weekly e-news outreach, daily web production and maintenance and promoting strategic school-wide events. The incumbent will disseminate stories on GSE’s initiatives and research and will also play a key role in conceptualizing and supervising visual projects including but not limited to graphic design, videography and photography.
    • The Assistant Director will implement branding/marketing strategies for the Graduate School of Education. This includes, but is not limited to, creation and management of web content, social media content contributions, digital communications, digital assets including basic videos/graphics, and general support of targeted admissions marketing.


Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About the Graduate School of Education
The Graduate School of Education is a community of researchers, learners and professionals focused on big ideas and actions that result in state-of-the-art solutions to the most pressing education prob­lems facing our world today. Our faculty and students form innovative collaborations and are engaged in research resulting in the discovery of new and cutting-edge learning experiences that move education forward. Their efforts are making an extraordinary impact in Buffalo and beyond. Our community embraces the need for change inside and outside our walls, securing our position as bold change-agents in education.
  • One of 13 schools at the University at Buffalo (a Research 1 member of the AAU), the Graduate School of Education is comprised of four departments offering eighty-five graduate programs, twenty-two advanced certificates, four undergraduate minors, one combined degree program featuring fourteen disciplines and seven centers and institutes.
  • We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, just and equitable community of faculty, students, staff and administrators where all feel welcomed, included, supported and empowered. Cultivating such an environment is essential to our roles as educators, scholars and leaders within our professions and communities.
  • Our award-winning faculty are engaged in groundbreaking research in a wide range of educational issues. Since 1931, over 20,000 students have graduated and moved on to successful careers as university presidents and administrators, principals, superintendents, psychologists, counselors, information specialists, librarians, teachers, faculty and outstanding researchers all around the world.
About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the University at Buffalo will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field.
  • Two years of experience in communications/marketing
  • Strong project management skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience working with/in a web content management system.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, including experience writing across a range of platforms (email communications, web copy, social media, print, press releases).
  • Experience with Microsoft software products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and design software such as Adobe Creative Suite or comparable programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Comprehensive experience overseeing website development along with web content management systems.
  • Familiarity with UB CMS/Adobe Experience Manager
  • Experience using basic video production and editing software.
  • Past experience preferably in higher education, non-profit, or related field.
  • Accustomed to working in a fast paced, deadline driven office.

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